NEW upcoming trainings from Tech Contracts Academy

We’re happy to announce our next tech contracts training offerings – all taught by our founder, David Tollen.

First, there’s a full slate of upcoming webinars. Some familiar topics, some new – including, July 13, a one hour webinar: Artificial Intelligence Contracts: Drafting and Negotiating. And this fall we offer two Tech Contracts Master Class series. CA CLE available. Unavailable when a program is offered live, or want to watch again? Access to recordings is available to registrants for a limited time after each live program.

Our trainings cover a wide variety of topics to build – and keep current – your tech contracting skills. There’s something for everyone within your organization involved in the contract negotiations process – attorneys and businesspeople.

July 13 Webinar – Artificial Intelligence Contracts: Drafting and Negotiating

Artificial intelligence is software – delivered via the cloud, like SaaS, or as an on-premise system. So most of its terms should be familiar to experienced tech contracts drafters. However, the most sophisticated forms –generative AI like ChatGPT – have features unlike any other software. We’ll look at those differences and the new terms they require. And we’ll look at commonalities with traditional software deals, so we can ground ourselves in the familiar.

Topics covered include:

  • Rights to training data, prompts, and outputs
  • Special IP risks and their impact on indemnities, warranties, and more
  • Privacy compliance terms
  • Terms on hallucination, defamation, and other third party risks
  • AI’s role as SaaS … or not
  • And more …

Other upcoming webinars:

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Fall Tech Contracts Master Class Series

Taken together, our four Tech Contracts Master Classes will prepare you to negotiate contracts about software, cloud services, and professional services more confidently and efficiently, and help you avoid common pitfalls.

This fall, choose one of two series (four classes each): Sept. 7-28; or Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (one class per week except no class Thanksgiving week). Conveniently available via distance learning (and with recordings available afterward), each class is two hours, and includes Q&A.

Most students choose to take all four classes (with an automatic series discount). But classes are also available to purchase individually.

Prime Clauses (Sept. 7/Nov. 7): A contract’s central promise and transaction. The promise of cloud services; license to on-premise software; promise of professional services. Frequently, contracts have a combination. And … the promise to pay. 

General Clauses (Sept. 14/Nov. 14): Commercial clauses (such as technical specifications, SLAs, business continuity and disaster recovery, non-disclosure) and data clauses (including location, security, incidents, privacy, audits). 

Key Liability Terms (Sept. 21/Nov. 28): Warranties, indemnities, limits of liability, provider liability for 3rd parties, and liquidated damages.  

End-Game & Special Clauses (Sept. 28/Dec. 5): Term & termination; transition and deconversion; non-solicits and noncompetes; dispute management, mediation, arbitration, waiver of class actions, jury trials; ancillary IP terms; assignment, change of control, divestiture; choice of law and courts; order of precedence; amendment; open source software.


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CLE. Tech Contracts Master Classes™ and Tech Contracts Academy’s webinars are approved for Continuing Legal Education credit in California. Licensed elsewhere? Jurisdictions (and professions) differ as to whether students may apply individually for continuing education credit, and what is required. Materials we make available for Tech Contracts Academy’s programs (e.g., slides, presenter’s biography) may assist students’ self-submission efforts. Check here for more details about CLE. 

Team discounts: See program registration pages for information about group discounts.

Our presenter. David Tollen founded Tech Contracts Academy® LLCAn attorney, instructor at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and expert witness, he authored the American Bar Association’s perennial bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing; 3rd ed. 2021). It is available from Amazon here, and other retailers.

Tech Contracts Academy® is a professional training company, created to bring confidence and expertise to professionals responsible for technology contracts. It provides public and in-house training on drafting and negotiating IT agreements. Contact us here or email [email protected] for more information about training for just your team.

Our programs provide general education, not legal advice. This communication is not, and our programs are not, advertising to provide legal services.

Only one discount code may be used per registration.

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